Mar 10, 2011    #040
Contact: Laura Byerley
(816) 235-1592

Internationally-renowned artist speaks at UMKC Department of Art and Art History March 21

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Peter Garfield, an internationally-renowned artist, will present a lecture at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Art and Art History at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 21 at UMKC's Fine Arts Building, Room 106, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. This event is free and open to the public.

Garfield is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in photography, video, sculpture and drawing. Garfield explores issues of waste management and the beauty of garbage in his photographs, creating fantastical images that appear at once believable and impossible.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, he is based in Brooklyn, New York. In 1993, he received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship grant for his work as a painter. In 1999, he received a fellowship grant by the New York Foundation for the Arts for "Harsh Realty," his artist book. He was awarded a second New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship grant in 2009 for his video, "Deep Space 1," which also was nominated for a Tiger Award in Short Film at the 2007 International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Garfield has shown his work throughout Europe and the U.S., and his collections have been featured in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center, F.R.A.C. Bourgogne (Dijon, France), International Center of Photography (New York), The Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, Mass.), The MacArthur Foundation, The Elton John Collection and the John Waters Collection. He teaches in New York at the School of Visual Arts and The New School.

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